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July Steam Trains on Heritage Railways in Wales

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All the steam railways in Wales will have an extensive service of trains running during July for visitors staying in Wales Holidays self-catering cottages and farmhouses.

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway will be running three trains daily throughout July (except on the first three Mondays and Fridays) plus special Vintage Trains on the 20th and 21st. The 15 inch gauge Rhiw Valley Light Railway (south-west of Welshpool) will be open on 6 and 7 July. In the Machynlleth area, a family fun weekend will take place on the Corris Railway on Saturday and Sunday 28 & 29 July. At Bala, the Lake Railway will be running four daily trains in July. The Llangollen Railway will present 'The Llangollen Railway Classic Transport Weekend' on Saturday and Sunday 6 & 7 July with an intensive timetable of Steam, Diesel and Heritage Railcars. A 1960s Weekend takes place on Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July, when visitors can relive the sights and sounds of the 60’s.

On the North Cambrian coast, the Talyllyn Railway will be running steam trains every day in July plus a special Victorian Train on Thursdays; the Fairbourne Railway will be open on most days in July. In the North Wales area, steam hauled services will be running every day throughout July on the Ffestiniog, Welsh Highland (except on the 8th) and Llanberis Lake Railways. Additional trains will be in operation on Saturday and Sunday 6 & 7 July for the Llanberis Lake Railway Steam Gala.

Steam trains will be leaving Pant station in the Brecon Beacons on the Brecon Mountain Railway every day in July. The Pontypool and Blaenavon Heritage Railway near Abergavenny will be turning the clocks back to the 1940's for their wartime weekend event on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July. From Aberystwyth, the narrow gauge steam hauled trains will be tackling the 11¾ mile climb to Devil’s Bridge on the Vale of Rheidol Railway throughout July and in the Cardigan area, the Teifi Valley Railway will also be from Sunday to Thursday each week in July. Near Carmarthen, the standard gauge Gwili Railway will be open on most days in July with five daily steam trains leaving the Railway’s station at Bronwydd Arms.

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